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Perhaps Tower Bridge didn't sell as well as we imagine, which might then have had something to do with it hanging around for so long.
I also think they've goofed with the timing. A tourist goes to London; somewhere on the list of must-sees is "Big Ben", potentially leading to buying the set either in one of the Central London stores or back home. The trouble is that, for much of the next three years, nobody is going to see the original because it'll be covered in scaffolding.
They also have to compete with the Wange version.
i am really interested to know the height of the tower. I hope it trumps Wange, in which case I will definitely by this on priority , else I'll buy this , but in time .
Ive been squeezing my eyes to pick out the dimensions on that photo of the box front. Nothing ! But at near 4200 pieces , I'm salivating in anticipation
i also feel , anyone who has the TB , this becomes an automatic mandatory buy for them
My guess is that it is about 55-60 bricks tall.
Even though it isn't minifig scale I think the tower portion could look really good in a City setup.
its only going to be downhill on the excitement levels after the revealation . So much more fun in frivolous wagers before the official statement.
I say $ 320-350
The blue baseplate is 8 x 16. That means the overall size looks to be 56 x 24 (at the tower end) / 16 (at the river end). That's 45 x 19 / 13 cm. The overall height works out at being 60 cm. The roof of the actual building is about 20 cm high.
This set look great, its the landmark set that looks most like an architecture set.
It reminds me of this:
I was worried when I heard it would cost less than Tower Bridge (doesn't look likely now) that they wouldn't look good together but they seem to match up in size quite well.
The biggest compliment I can give it is that I don't look at it and start to think about how I can mod it. Tower Bridge needed to be longer and looks silly when the bridge is open but this looks very accurate.
For 40 quid, the Wange version is pretty good, but the Lego version certainly looks nicer and will no doubt be replacing mine as soon as it's released!
I`m eager to hear the final price [crosses fingers that its £169.99]
This can not be the same price as #10227 #21128 #21010 can it?
Brickset says it is: USA: $249.99, UK: £169.99, EU: 219.99€
I wasn't that bothered with this set but with a nice discount i'm in.
Yes, since I've seen it, I can confirm it's only $250. :-)
Slight shame that they have the bell positioned behind the clock faces, when in fact it's a little bit higher up, but I guess there's more room behind the clock faces.
Added to wants list.